Three Types Of Popular Outdoor Lighting

by | Sep 16, 2015 | Landscape Contractors

When planning a landscape design for your property, consider the benefits of landscape lighting. Outdoor lights offer convenience, aesthetic appeal and safety around your yard and property. Below you’ll learn about three types of Outdoor Lighting that can be integrated into your landscape by a professional designer.

Pathway Lights

These types of lights are commonly placed at intervals along driveways and walkways leading up to the house. Pathway lights keep visitors safe as they walk up to your front door when it’s dark outside. Lights that line the driveway can help drivers see where to walk as they get out of their car. These lights are made out of various materials including brass, copper, stainless steel, and aluminum. Homeowners can choose from pathway lights that are electric, battery powered or solar.

Flood Lights

If you choose to have flood lights installed in your landscape design, you’ll be able to accentuate a specific feature of your landscape. To keep the front and back doors of your house lit up for safety purposes, shine flood lights on the front porch and back patio of your house. If you want the lights to enhance a certain feature of your landscape, such as a flower garden or a waterfall, point the flood lights to shine on these attributes.

Deck Lights

If you like to relax on your deck at night or entertain guests, consider adding deck lights. These lights make it easy to see outside while reading, eating or visiting with friends out on the deck. There are numerous types and styles of deck lights including recessed lights, stair lights, rail lights and post lights. Recessed lights are often placed in the ceiling or walls of the deck to brighten the entire space. Stair lights are installed in the back portion of steps to help guests see while climbing the stairs. Rail and post lights also brighten the deck while adding to its appearance.

Contact an experienced company that installs Outdoor Lighting to help you choose the type that works the best for your specific landscape. Madison Earthcare specializes in landscape design, lawn care, stone work and outdoor lighting. Visit their website to learn more about their services, view their portfolio and to contact the company.

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